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Healing the Wounds in Ferguson and Staten Island

December 19, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman, Damon Hewitt

Kyrgyzstan’s New Anti-Gay Law Is Even Worse than Russia’s

December 17, 2014 | by Syinat Sultanalieva

Open Society Voices

Disability Rights Are Human Rights

May 9, 2014

When Theresia Degener began working in the disability rights movement, she believed that human rights consisted of weak and unenforceable laws.

Grantee Spotlight

Who Defines Roma?

May 8, 2014

Today’s expert-led, academic discourse on Roma identity presents a curious consensus on who the Roma are and typically reinforces stereotypes.

Grantee Spotlight

A Victory for the Rights of Women in Rural South Africa

May 7, 2014
A bill in South Africa threatened rural women’s health and rights by favoring tradition over constitutional protections. But advocates fought back and won.
Grantee Spotlight

For LGBTQ Youth in Athens, a Chance to Stand and Be Heard

May 5, 2014

There is some irony in the notion of a young people’s organization reminding the Greek government of the responsibility it has to citizens of Athens, the classical birthplace of democracy.

Grantee Spotlight

A Democratic Experiment Gives Voice to Hidden Roma Communities

May 5, 2014

In the small town of Mizil, one organization is trying to awaken a constituency that has never truly been able to express their political voice.

Denmark, the CIA, and the Killing of Anwar al-Awlaki

April 30, 2014 | by Amrit Singh

A wealth of evidence demonstrates that the Danish intelligence services played a key role in the killing of U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki by a drone strike in September 2011.

Bringing Justice to Education and Development in Nepal

April 29, 2014 | by Peter Chapman

Government funding for Dalit students in the Far-Western Region of Nepal wasn’t getting through. Then a community member with basic legal training started asking questions.

Migrant Detention and Human Rights in the EU

April 28, 2014 | by Costanza Hermanin

An EU policy tool for dealing with “irregular” migrants—people who arrive in Europe to escape poverty and political instability, but who do not qualify for international protection—is ineffective and breaches human rights.

Grantee Spotlight

An Ordinary Item Tells the Story of an Extraordinary Journey

April 24, 2014 | by Amy Yenkin

Photographer Shannon Jensen shines a light on the crisis in South Sudan through images of the tattered shoes worn by civilians fleeing conflict.

What the Leahy Law Means for Human Rights

April 24, 2014 | by Lora Lumpe

The Leahy Law prevents U.S. assistance from going to foreign military units suspected of committing human rights violations.

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